Shaping Social Change Through Entrepreneurship

The Social Impact Incubator is a five week program that gives Indianapolis high school students a platform to learn about and explore the principles of social entrepreneurship. Students who participate will learn about the vital role businesses can play in achieving social change. Throughout the program, students will be provided guidance and support as they work on developing an idea for a social enterprise that addresses a need not being met in their neighborhood. Students will receive weekly homework assignments that will help them develop their idea and  identify their natural given entrepreneurial problem-solving skills.

Students will meet virtually for 90 minute sessions that will be hosted twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, July 14, 2020 through August 20, 2020. At the end of the program students will share their social enterprise ideas in a virtual pitch competition. Three winners will be selected and awarded with a $500 investment to further develop their idea. This program is hosted in partnership with the Edna Martin Christian Center.

Participate In The Social Impact Incubator

We are now accepting applications for participants in the summer 2020 installment of the Social Impact Incubator. High school students interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible to participate, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an Indianapolis area high school as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior for the 2020 -2021 school year
  • Submit a completed application with permission of a legal guardian
  • Be available to attend all sessions in the program

Participant application process:

  • Applications will be accepted from Monday, June 15, 2020 through Monday, July 6, 2020.
  • Twenty applicants will be selected on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
  • Those selected will be notified via email, no later than Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Registration for the Social Impact Incubator is now closed.

Social Impact Incubator Sponsors

Natural Born Leaders Academy
Edna Martin Christian Center

Support The Social Impact Incubator

Interested in supporting the Social Impact Incubator? We are now accepting inquiries for sponsors for the summer 2020 installment of the Social Impact Incubator. Please click the button below to express interest in becoming a youth summit sponsor and receive more information on available sponsorship opportunities.